ANGELINE GERVACIO

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(Part 2) Celebrating victories Just this Wednesday, the University of the Philippines (UP) secured a preliminary injunction from the courts allowing Rob Ricafort to play for the rest of this season’s UAAP men’s basketball tournament. This also puts the games he played previously away from being forfeited. Quick recap —…

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Last week, I mentioned how it was unusual for the UAAP to hold its beach volleyball tournament from 3 p.m. onwards. During the first week, the matches stretched until midnight, which made me feel bad for the athletes who still have to go to class the next day. I felt…

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12:06 a.m. Friday marked the end of Day 1 of the UAAP Beach Volleyball Tournament over at Sands, SM by the Bay. It has been 10 years since the event was officially included in the UAAP, only after being a demo sport back in Season 69. The first-ever champions was…

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In a recent game, Ateneo de Manila University’s Blue Babble Battalion made a political statement during the halftime break of the UAAP men’s basketball match between Ateneo and University of the Philippines (UP). The men wore black shirts, one of them held a poster that said P1000 and tore it…

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We have around two months left until the UAAP Season 79 comes to an end. The sporting community has another season to celebrate victories, achievements and friendships gained from the past year. One of the milestones in the history of school-based tournaments was the passage of Republic Act No. 10676,…

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Today, we live in a world where information makes the world go round. People live off Internet connections and are controlled by their devices. This changed the way we communicate — from writing letters to our loved ones about how our week went by to tweeting play by play from…

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Normally when one says technology, people instantly associate it with machines and other tangible products. Today in our world, it’s fascinating to see the shift growing toward the software side of it — probably because we seem to have all hardware already figured out! Over the years it’s amazing how…

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Earlier this month, I shared the story of how fans are the most important component in the business of sports. Without them, there will be no game tickets, no pizza, popcorn, burger and drinks sold, no games broadcasted on television or livestream whether it’s local or international, no advertisement spots…

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“Sports…has the power to unite people in a way that little else does.”—Nelson Mandela Sports, as a form of entertainment, truly have the power to bring people together. It fills seats in arenas, some-times even packing it more with people who are willing to stand all throughout matches. It creates…

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Despite the fact that the rainy season has started, nothing stops the Philippines from having an “all-year round summer season.” And this would not be complete without beach volleyball. In a country that boasts of beautiful beaches, it is unusual that beach volleyball is not one of Filipino’s favorite sports.…

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